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Sep 27, 2012 4:30am EDT
. >> the nfl and the referee union met a tentative agreement. referees will return to the field tonight. it is thursday, september 27. i am cynne simpson. >> we have a few showers and thunderstorms on our live radar. mostly up by the mason dixon line. we are getting some flashes near frederick and westminster. this will move it through pretty quickly. we will see a late morning start like yesterday. look at the temperatures. once again we are in the 60's. one more day with a high temperature five or 10 degrees above average. we do have to keep the chance of rain late today. some changes in the week and forecasts that we will tell you about and a little bit. >> good morning, everyone. we are starting with not so good news for motorists who travel through silver spring on university boulevard. we are should down on university boulevard in both directions. two utility poles are down as a result of a crash. if you are trying to watch out for overnight construction not too bad of the beltway. we have the one the lane closed at you go over the northwest bridge. in virginia not too bad in spri
Sep 25, 2012 7:17pm EDT
by the replacement referees in the final play of monday night's nfl game gave the win to seattle over green bay. the regular refs have been off the field over a contract fight, rick horrow points out one key group with millions of dollars at risk has been silent. >> the nfl's referee lockout reached its tipping point last night with one of the most controversial game endings in league history. the green bay packers lost the game, but the biggest loser might be the nfl brand. however, one group of stakeholders that has remained quiet in the replacement ref debate is the sponsors. the real issue for fans, and the reason sponsors haven't weighed in on the controversy, is that the nfl is an inelastic product. neither the league nor sponsors have lost money since the regular refs were locked out. in fact, nearly 60 million viewers watched sunday's games, despite replacements calling the rules. nfl sponsors, including anheuser-busch, pepsi, and verizon, pay tens of millions of dollars annually for the rights to associate with the nfl shield. until they start to see negative returns on their investmen
Sep 26, 2012 7:00pm EDT
the high and mighty nfl owners had to take seriously. today cbs sports report there is a tentative deal in place and the real refs could start as early as sunday. joining me to talk about the situation, the host of nfl today cbs james brown and real referee terry mccauley. it's so great to have you both here. to your knowledge, is there a tentative deal in place and, if not, what's standing in the way? >> the last notice we got early this afternoon, there is no deal imminent at this moment. >> no deal imminent. so despite the reports from cbs, you say those are premature basically. >> correct. they are closer from what we've heard but not imminent. >> i've got to get your sense of that monday night call. what would you have called? >> i guess as an official, i can't publicly talk about other official's calls. can i go into the rule and it's -- i can go into the rule and it's pretty straightforward that the player who goes up and gets it first, if he can complete the catch coming to the ground, it's his football. >> to your mind, you can't comment on it. fans think it was so egregious an
Sep 25, 2012 7:00am EDT
quote bill clinton. >>> and a controversial last-second call has nfl fans and players outraged. so did last night's game seal the fate of those replacement reves? >>> but we begin this morning with a look at today's eye opener. your wor in 90 seconds. >>> more than 120 world leaders are in town, but the president is not scheduled to meet with any of them. >> president obama to address the united nations amid growing controversy. >> he hasn't set a meeting with benjamin netanyahu of israel. >> he did have time to tape an appearance on "the view." >> well, first things first here. we do have an election ahead. >> this is not a campaign speech. >> do you think that this election has the possibility of producing a change that will overcome gridlock? >> i think it almost certainly will. and let me explain why. i think the president's going to win. >> the call on the field stands. touchdown. >> seahawks win in the most bizarre finish you'll ever see! >> it's pass interference. i thought jennings had the interception. this is comical to me really. >> is this the impetus to change this lockout situ
Sep 6, 2012 6:00pm EDT
important figures in the history of the nfl. >> he did have a lot of influence. the nfl commissioner gave him credit for helping the nfl become a popular sport is today, praising him for realizing how important it is to get more football on television decades ago. there are others, especially in ohio, that lost respect for him about 16 years ago. >> he brought the ball back to baltimore. >> he will long be remembered as them and to turn the cleveland browns and to the baltimore ravens. charm city had been mourning the sudden departure of the colts that left the redskins the closest team. >> it brings a new life to a city that kind of gets beat down as a whole. >> he had a lot of success in the early years including an nfl championship. he was known as one of the driving forces behind the night football. he was very active in charities and causes. >> a man who cared about the committee. >> as popular as he is in much of maryland, he is unpopular in cleveland where fans have never forgiven him for moving the team away even though he always had great attendance and fan support. >>
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Sep 26, 2012 11:00pm PDT
? yes, a labor dispute that affects americans. >> the n.f.l.'s replacement referees literally decide the outcome of at least one game. >> this is a car crash in motion here. >> awful! disgusting! disappointing! >> i was heartbroken. >> heartbroken. >> it is time to bring the refs back to the n.f.l. >> jon: yes! the media has finally taken a stand on an issue of this day and said let's bring our boys home! (laughter) bring them home to the n.f.l. because-- mr. goodell, tear down that wall! (speaking german) look, america finally learned what it would take to quickly set al labor dispute, a blown off interference call and an interception that not only cost the green bay packers a victory it cost one unnamed american who had taken the packers while giving the point $200 in one week for one week wearing only a seattle seahawks jersey and a thong. (cheers and applause) by the way, that is clearly someone else's body. (laughter) i don't know what that-- (laughter) if that was-- honestly, if that was a picture of me it was look like a gibbon wearing a jersey. (laughter) i don't know what--
Sep 26, 2012 5:30am EDT
fan vented about that call on monday night football. went on to compare the nfl's reemrefs, yes, to the obama administration. >> i got to start off on something that was really troubling that occurred last night. did you watch that packer game last nig? i mean, give me a break. i half think that these refs work part-time for the obama administration in the budget office. trying to pick the winners and losers and they don't even do that very well. unlike the seattle seahawks last night,e wa toeshi victory. >> vice president joe biden meanwhile has beenle holding mock debate sessions with chris van holland and campaigned yesterday in the state of virginia, keeping romney's comments about the 47% in his line of attack. >> he attacks the 47 the american people who he says paid no federal taxes. and he attacks, he, romney, attacking someone on taxes? atike me attacking someone for being passionate in politics. >> also yesterday here in new york city, president obama addressed the united nations. the general assembly there. the president strongly condemning the anti-islamic ren th mid
Sep 9, 2012 11:15pm EDT
, not only matched the hype surrounding his nfl debut, but he surpassed it, if that's possible, and it is possible. rg iii one of five nfl rookie quarterbacks starting in week one. but his day was the best. second play of scrimmage. on the option, keeper. there are the wheels we were talking. 12-yard gain led to a field goal on his first nfl drive. redskins trailing 7-3 at this point. griffin gets hit. doesn't matter. 88yards, for number 88. that's a touchdown, and how about that, griffin completes his first 8 passes. second degree, 3rd and goal, griffin the rookie, actually a second year guy, was on the practice yard last year. 5yards to the house. griffin's second td pass of the day. redskins up. at the end of the first half, punt is blocked. lead is 20-14. long snapper broke his left arm on the play and stayed in the game. 3rd quarter, griffin rolls, throws deep to robinson, incomplete. but called for pass interference. 31-yard penalty, on the next play, the rookie right there, morris will punch it in from a yard out. 27-14, they take adversity and flip it around. 4th quarte
Sep 23, 2012 12:00pm EDT
, and welcome to "the nfl today." i'm james brown and i'm joined by the awesome foursome, they would be dan, coach, ashanti, and boomer. the giants showed they were for real in their big win over carolina on thursday night. so the question is what other team will prove themselves today? dan: the team that's got to be real is the new york jets and mark sanchez. he has a losing record against the miami dolphins as a starter. he didn't play well last week. miami is very good against the run. that's going to put a lot more pressure on the passing game. you've got the whole tebow circus sitting on his shoulder. and they're looking at san francisco and houston in the next two weeks. they're in a must-win situation a lot of pressure on mark sanchez as a quarterback. if they win, new england gets beat by baltimore and then there's no pressure. bill: the team that's been the jekyll and hyde is the "dallas." they beat the new york giants on opening night and then they go up to seattle and beat 27-7. last year, they finished the season 1-4. tony romo wasn't the problem. it was the defense. they have g
Sep 24, 2012 10:00pm PDT
? the nfl refs. >> there is a lot of people in the league that would rather break the union. they feel like officiating is a commodity. >> cenk: and then paul ryan several years ago through mitt romney under the bus. rather than having what happen's when you put susan sarandon and cyndi lauper together on the same couch. well, it's conversation you won't hear anywhere else. that's for sure. plus, singer and activist, wyclef jean. only on current tv. are they contagious? i don't think so. [ male announcer ] contract the rainbow! taste the rainbow! >> cenk: the contract with nfl referees association expired in june, and now they are having a bit of a problem obviously with wages and their pensions because they have been locked out. it is causing a bit of an issue in the nfl that's for sure. look at what happened last night. >> reporter: bill belichick at various times were clearly uet and at thehe end o o the game he was seen going up to a official requesting an explanation, reaching out with his right arm as the official raced off of the field. >> cenk: he was indeed.
Sep 16, 2012 6:00pm EDT
, patrick. in fact, 15 of the starting quarterbacks in the nfl are 28 and under and two in this game including bradford. >> chris: he was wide open. bradford gets him. touchdown, rams! 34 yards, sam bradford to brandon gibson. they hooked up in detroit last week for a it to. >> tim: this may be the best i've ever seen. >> chris: 63-yard drive on four plays. and the rams have their first lead of the day in their home opener. ♪ [ male announcer ] start with nothing. build a ground-breaking car. good. now build a time machine. go here. find someone who can build a futuristic dashboard display. bring future guy back. watch him build a tft display like nothing you've ever seen. get him to explain exactly what that is. the thin-film transistor display -- [ male announcer ] mnh, maybe not. just show it. customize the dash. give it park assist, that fuel efficiency flower thing. [ male announcer ] mnh, maybe not. send future guy home. his work here is done. destroy time machine. win some awards. send in brady. that's how you do it. easy. ♪ see, i've been a bad, bad, bad, bad man ♪ ♪
Sep 26, 2012 12:00am PDT
on why the nfl gets what it paid for. and on national voter registration day, ten million latino voters are in danger of being disenfranchised. we'll bring you the shocking details of a new report that could swing the election to mitt romney. being disenfranchised. we'll bring you the shocking details of a new report that could swing the election to mitt romney. >> good to have you with us. thanks for watching. americans are up in arms after a blown call in a football game. it's amazing what gets the country's attention. the nfl is in a labor mess because millionaires are trying to save a little money by busting the referee's union. i'll have more to say about this in a few moments. >>> but today we learned what kind of labor issue we will have on our hands if mitt romney is president. it will affect the future of education in this country. mitt romney participated in nbc's education nation summit today. the candidate had so few specifics about future plans for education he sounded more like a low-information voter than a candidate for president. >> education is about teachers, great le
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Sep 6, 2012 11:30am PDT
labor dispute between the owners and referees. the n.f.l. has enforced a lockout of the refs since july with the parties still divided on a variety of issues including salaries, retirement benefits, work guarantees and vision coverage because come on, ref, are you mind? (laughter) now obviously you can't have n.f.l. football without the refs. but the owners just called an automobile. >> the n.f.l. prepares to begin this season with replacement referees. one replacement ref reportedly used to work for something called the lingerie football league. (laughter). >> stephen: yes, the lingerie football league which explains why eli manning recently got a 15-yard penalty for sporting a whale tail. (laughter) well, i am giving my most valuable owners award to the n.f.l. for putting excitement back into this game. with pro refs riding the pine, the n.f.l. has brought in the creme-de-la-available. (laughter) i assume they hired the sales staff from a foot locker. now, with all that rookie enthusiasm you never know what's going to happen on the field on any given sunday, any given call could be bl
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Sep 26, 2012 11:20am PDT
, a couple weeks back i broke the story about how the n.f.l. owners locked out its union referees and is now using replacements from division 3 college football, high school football, and, i believe, european football. (laughter) in fact, in the last week's jets/dolphins game, both teams got a yellow card for using their hands. (laughter) the n.f.l. is also using several referees that were allegedly fired by the lingerie league for on field incompetent officiating. (laughter) for some reason, after every down they had to watch the slow motion replay. (laughter) but now these replacement refs are getting flak just because their innocent mistakes are determining the outcomes of games! (laughter) just listen to fox news' the brown haired guy who's not steve doocy. >> the calls to bring back regular n.f.l. refs sure to heat up after last night's game. if you're watching this show you probably didn't watch this game. would they complete this pass? the refs say so. the packers scored if the interception really in my mind. >> stephen: also in ms. mind, pancakes. (laughter) folks, people are pissed!
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Sep 25, 2012 5:00pm EDT
. fury consumes the nfl. replacement refs blow a game-dieding -- game deciding call between the seahawks and packers. even when they say it's not it is always about money melissa: see i told you he was here. you saw him in the shot. take a look at today's market headlines. stocks stumble following comments from philadelphia fed president charles plosser. in an exclusive interview with fox business, he expressed skepticism about the latest stimulus and its ability to boost the economy. the dow closed down 101 points. >>> good day for shares of research in motion. the blackberry maker said it gained two million subscribers. the investors liked the presentation of the upcoming blackberry 10 operating system. >>> shares of tesla motors nosediving. the electric carmaker slashed its sales target for 2012 and warned it is falling behind of production goals for the model s sedan. it has a follow on stock offering of 4.3 million shares. you can see that stock getting hammered. >>> our top story tonight as widespread protests erupt around the world, the united nations general assembly meeting in n
Sep 26, 2012 2:30am PDT
the nfl to get its referees back to work. the question is, can the most popular league in the country afford to have this go on for another week? it's way too early for this. good morning. this is the show that snows are you anxious to have the real host back so you can get rid of this replacement. we're working on it. i'm glad you're up with us this morning. you can e-mail me as always or tweet me. i want to know what you're doing up at this hour. or text the word awake followed by your response to 622639. we'll read the best responses later in the show. the next 30 minutes will be your cram session for this wednesday, september 26th. a lot to tell you about including president obama speaking before the u.n.'s general assembly and warning iran that the time for diplomacy is, quote, not unlimited. plus ann romney on leno last night telling jay about the thriftiness of her super rich husband. that clip later in the show. first let's get to the news live at 5:30 a.m. here at 30 rock in new york city. and we begin on the campaign trail where exactly one week out now from t
Sep 27, 2012 2:30am PDT
. about 5 1/2 hours ago the nfl and referees union announced they reached a tentative agreement that will end the lockout and bring regular officiating crews back to the fields starting tonight when the ravens take on the browns in baltimore. the deal included a significant salary raise for the officials and a compromise on the much debated pension and retirement benefits. the deal expected to be officially ratified by the union saturday night in dallas. the referees planning to work a full slate of games on sunday. we'll get a live report with dave ahead in sports. he'll help us through this to explain how it came to pass. >>> in the race for president, both candidates will be in virginia today. it's one of 30 states where early voting is already underway. it's a state president obama won in 2008 by more than 6% and where a polling average from real clear politics shows the president up by 4 1/2 points. this follows a busy day on the trail yesterday. both candidates held dueling rallies as they crisscrossed ohio. there mitt romney tried to brush back suggestions his campaign wa
Sep 25, 2012 5:30pm PDT
tonight. >>> the replacement. the call that had football fans across the country howling at the nfl to bring back the professional referees. >>> and tighten up. how little space could you live in? some folks in san francisco are about to find out. "nightly news" begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening and tonight we're in midtown manhattan, high above the new york city public library, which for the past few days has been the headquarters of education nation, our annual summit on education where today we heard from both president obama and mitt romney, a rare and fascinating opportunity to hear them both out on one issue in the same day, something they say should be a big national priority. both men crisscrossed new york today, both made news during their travels. romney in what he told us, and his visit with bill clinton and president obama who stepped before the united nations general assembly talked about the recent violence against americans and explained a few things about our country to a global audience while putting some in the audience toda
Sep 26, 2012 11:00pm PDT
at a game. >> after mounting frustration among coaches, players and the fans, the nfl has struck a deal with the referee's union. i'm dan ashley. >> and i'm carolyn johnson. it is a deal that means regular refs will be back on the field immediately. a deal no doubt prompted by the outrage that followed the last call of the game on monday night. >> boy, it was an unbelievable , and larry beil is here with more. it was an unbelievable call. >> you have to go back to the lingerie league. he may not be that happy. but it took one high-profile national televised blunder to end the lockout. a tentative agreement has been reached and the real refs will be back tomorrow night in baltimore. the blown call on monday night brought such outrage and criticism that the nfl had to get a deal done and done fast. so the refs will get more money and compromise owed a pension plan and 401k, and the nfl may hire some officials full time. after three weeks of the replacements, the fans were happy to hear the qualified refs will be back. >> it is about time. the nfl owners were said to be gridey and unre-- w
Sep 27, 2012 5:00am EDT
are on notice. you have one week to cancel your plans to be here with us. >>> done deal, the nfl inks a deal to get the regular refs back on the field. >> the presidential candidates tatrostates. good morning, everyone. i'm lyn berry. those stories and more are straight ahead. this is "first look" on msnbc. >>> we're going to begin this morning with game on. a lot of people happy about this. late last night the nfl reached a tentative deal with its referees ending thi season's lockout. plenrefs spilled over after monday night's contest between the green bay packers and seattle seahawks. the refs awarded a game winning touchdown to seattle though many felt the packers made an interception. goioold.f marathon labor refs have to vote on this deal but roger goodell lifted the lockout in time for tonight's matchup. freg roggin will have full tail fi president obama and mitt romney campaign in virginia today after nearly crossing pathed in ohio. tracie potts joins us from washington with all the tails. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. let's put virginia in persiv,sint obama won that state
Sep 25, 2012 11:00pm EDT
're how many blown calls will - be made before nfl fns blow theii stacks? a report &pon a ticking time bomb is nex. a man involved in a near fatal accident, lives to talk about it. how he walked away from this violeet crash. wouud youulet your children swim with alligators,... parents think it's fun. replacement refs ... congress. thiss after what many are calling one of the worst calls in recent football historyy &pexplains why.../ eve tte president... wants them out. out. 3 just when fans thought it nfl repllcement refs under fire after making his call on monday night at the end f tte green bay - seattle game.... the referees fiially for seattle after a lengthy the internet saying green bay was robbed.mos says: it was aa game. that's wwere the llnes this as the n-f-l looks aa the bigger issueeof how to reach a deal with the regular referees. even pressdent obama weegheddin on twitter saying quote..."nfl fans on both sidee of the aisle hhpe the refs' lockout is settledd sson." veeeran sportscaster and fox news contributoo jim ray says the replaceme
Sep 26, 2012 11:00pm EDT
structural concerns are urged to call baltimore city's legal department -- 410-396-3400. >> the nfl and the rep freezing in tonight. in an attempt to get the right of the referee's back, sidelines. right now, it appears a deal could beat working out shortly. two days after a controversial call cost the green bay packers a win, the nfl and the referees union are said to be nearing a deal that could put regular officials back to work perhaps as early as sunday. espn reported an agreement is at hand while the new york times said the sides were closing in on a new agreement. the nfl has declined to confirm a tentative contract was imminent. the ravens have no short week. no doubt still recovering since the game on sunday. they will hold the cleveland browns. wbal tv 11 has a front row seat. live coverage begins tomorrow night right here at 7:00. >> let's not forget the os' and the post-season bush. -- push. >> talk about a dazzling display of offense. homer, homer! >> 11 sports team to join this live from the stadium. >> it got a little bit tense here at camden yards. they lost three ou
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Sep 26, 2012 6:00pm EDT
on the willis report, a lockout of experienced nfl officials drawing huge attention, and now a pretty -- political issue? our own peter barnes is here with the latest. >>> the gop says the race card has been thrown around entirely too much by dems lately. >> be they're going to put y'all back in capes. >> you'll hear from one woman never afraid to speak her mind. ann coulter on this matter later. >>> and is europe driving markets today? national protests in greece causing people to clash with police. what the means for your stocks. we're orphan the case next -- we're on the case next on "the willis report." ] you are a business pro. monarch of marketing analysis. with the ability to improve roi through seo all by cob. and from national. because only national lets you choose any car in the aisle... and go. you can even take a full-size or above, and still pay the mid-size price. i'm going b-i-g. [ male announcer ] good choice business pro. good choice. go national. go like a pro. these are sandra's "homemade" yummy, scrumptious bars. hmm? i just wanted you to eat more fiber.
Sep 8, 2012 1:30pm PDT
the nfl season kied off this week and while i love football i couldn't help but cringe when i see these big helmet-to-helmet collisions during games. there's mounting evidence about the long-term impact of those hits. we talk about this quite a bit on the show. just this week a new study found that nfl players may have triple the risk of death due to brain diseases like alzheimer's and als. in recent years more than 3,000 former players have filed lawsuits against the nfl and they say that for years the league tried to play down or even cover up the long-term dangers. the change seems to happen overnight. >> he didn't recognize where he was and he didn't recognize who people were. >> one day your spouse seems fine. the next day a dispairing, broken version of the same man. >> he was threatening. he was putting up his fist, pushing people away. >> reporter: at first eleanor could barely believe the change in her husband former nfl grd ralph wenzel. >> a door was closing. >> reporter: until she realized all the clues she had missed over the years. >> you start to see more of a blank
Sep 26, 2012 9:00pm PDT
kay at a condition cnn center. according to a deal has been reached between the national football league league and the union. according to the league reached an agreement with the nfl referees association late wednesday to end the referee blockout. the national football league has yet to officially confirm the news. no word on when the regular referees could return to the field to play but their return can't come soon enough for so many. here's cnn's brian todd. >> reporter: if you think fans are mad about the nfl's replacement referees, try the players. the green bay packers who lost on a wild call at the end of the game with seattle apparently discussed drastic medss on the flight home. t.j. lang of the tweets said there is a potential plan. >> there is a conversation about is there anything that we could do to go on strike or not play games. go out and have an agreement to snap the ball and take a knee every play. >> the head of the national football league association says he doesn't think it is in the players or fans best interest to do that. no response from the nfl. rick
Sep 27, 2012 6:00am EDT
the deal that quiets some of the outrage over all the questionablealls in the nfl this year. >>> plus, battleground virginia. today the race for president runs right through the commonwealth. good morning and welcome to news4 today. i'm eun yang. >> i'm aaron gilchrist. it is 6:00 a.m. on this thursday morning. you can see some clouds still hanging tough in the overnight darkness. 67 warm degrees. veronica johnson has lots of syllables associated with her name, but the forecast -- >> just call me v.j. we are dealing with a little bit of weather weather this morning. about a third of area seeing some showers. that third is to the north of us. you can see everywhere there shaded in green. it's showers. the lightning that we had. the thunder, the heavier rain, that is now moving out making its way over northern delaware right now. but as i said, some showers moving in. frostburg, hagerstown approaching areas of frederick maryland again and around leesburg, virginia, you will be getting in on some of those showers. all this right along that same weather front that's been stalled
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Sep 25, 2012 11:30pm PDT
, outrage in the n.f.l. though after a few more concussions who will remember? (laughter) and my guest, claressa shields, is the first woman to win gold in olympic boxing. i will float like a butterfly and ask questions also like a butterfly. (laughter) i have gotten a iphone 5! (cheers and applause) and apple maps says i'm in norway! this is "the colbert report." captioning sponsored by comedy central ( theme song playing ) ( cheers and applause ) >> stephen: welcome to "the report." (audience chanting "stephen"). (cheers and applause) thank you, ladies and gentlemen. welcome to "the report." please, thank you for joining us. i lost the emmy. (laughter) speaking of losing, mitt romney. (laughter) he has had a run of bad luck lately and this past weekend was no different. on saturday, ann romney's plane had to make an emergency landing after an electrical fire broke out on board. now, i'm happy to hear that she is fine. no one's sure what happened, though ann swears she saw a gremlin on the wing. (laughter) and mitt used this close call to present a bold idea. >> when you have a fire i
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Sep 27, 2012 10:55am PDT
. (laughter) but while most americans rightfully tie this missed call and green bay loss directly to the n.f.l. labor dispute, some have found a deeper resonance. >> that was an interception. this was not a touchdown. and, like i said this morning, we need to get rid of these temporary refs just like we need to replace the obama administration. (audience reacts) and have real refs and real leaders fix this-- >> jon: what the hell? how did you combine the-- you can tie any situation, i guess, into that. "you know, i'm glad jerry sandusky is going to prison. but you know the person really raping america's children is president obama with his unfunded mandates." (cheers and applause) for more on the n.f.l. labor dispute we go now to senior correspondent john oliver outside n.f.l. headquarters in new york. john, what is the status right now of the n.f.l. dispute? >> well! (cheers and applause) (cheers and applause) >> who families both alike in dignity, one the referee, the other the league of national football is locked in dispute ages old. oh fair referees! (laughter) shirts bestripes arms akimb
Sep 23, 2012 8:30pm PDT
30 years and watching the nfl. they are just battling out there on the outside. some of them are called, some of them aren't. but the crowd takes a chant now. >> al: they are chanting tor to, torrey. unbelievable performance by torrey smith and back to two-point new england lead with four minutes to go. . but if you're of like mind, roll up your sleeves. we've got a banquet waiting for you. coors. the banquet beer. >> al: coverage of every nfl game with nfl mobile. call star star nfl or go to to learn more and join mike florio at pro football talk on for the latest news about the league and its players. mike florio is the man. 30-28 new england. and the kickoff results in a touchback. we talked about this a lot tonight but for those of you who joined this late and don't know, torrey smith's 19-year-old brother was killed in a motorcycle accident at 2:00 this morning. of course, he gets the phone call, he has to deal with that and tells john harbaugh, he does want to play tonight. he left it up to torrey what he should do. there he is. we talked ab
Sep 27, 2012 12:00am PDT
. the blown call on monday night brought such outrage and criticism that the nfl had to get a deal done and done fast. so the refs will get more money and compromise owed a pension plan and 401k, and the nfl may hire some officials full time. after three weeks of the replacements, the fans were happy to hear the qualified refs will be back. >> it is about time. the nfl owners were said to be gridey and unre-- were said to be greedy and unresponsive even to the detriment of their product. >> when the niners lose i want to know they lost because of themselves and not because of some idiot who thinks wearing a prison outfit will make them a god on the field. >> the referees coming back are more experienced. the experience is what makes the referee a good referee. >> the nfl's best known is ed ho co ley known for his muscular physique. when he heard the deal was done he started doing push ups. he is ready to flex again. the new eight-year deal has to be ratified by the entire officials' union, but that will happen over the weekend. >> thanks, larry. >>> chents about the deal flooded our fac
Sep 3, 2012 1:00am PDT >>> well, is it a stop gap or a ticking time bomb? the nfl and referees haven't come to an agreement. the season begins next week. so, the replacements are here to stay, for now. >>> the nfl season kicks off this wednesday, and if you're watching at home, the game will mostly look the same as last year, but on the field, this $9 billion business, the national football league, has a big problem. as mark mckay explains, for a second straight season, labor issues are distracting from the game. >> reporter: as another nfl season gets ready to kick off, disaster could be right behind. >> referee: infraction on the reporting of the foul. both teams will -- both op -- both fouls were on the kicking team. five-yard penalty. >> reporter: the nfl and its referees have beenn a labor dispute ever since the last collective bargaining agreement expired three months ago. the nfl locked out the referees and hired replacements called from the lower levels of college football as well as the high school ranks. though the nfl continues to provide on-the-job training for these officials,
Sep 25, 2012 5:00pm EDT
from the nfl today. dave. >> you know what, guys, it's what the nfl didn't want. eyes focused on the referees, not the game. last night was 60 minutes of defense by both teams, but viewers probably won't remember any of that. what they will remember is the final eight seconds. let's set the scene. here it is. seattle with the football. that's rookie quarterback, russell wilson attempting to engineer a last second comeback. he rolls to his left and launches the football. you know it, the hail mary. it appears the safety elevate and claim it over everybody, but the seahawks wide receiver, golden tate. he tries to wrestle it away. now, watch the refs. one comes in from the back and begins to put his hands in like it's a touchdown. the other appears to give a touchback signal. the lead referee never steps up. the call, touchdown. wow. now all scoring plays are reviewed upstairs. replay officials upheld the touchdown call for the seahawks. for green bay, utter disbelief. >> i think if you asked tate to take a lie detector test and ask him if he caught that ball, he did catch that.
Sep 27, 2012 3:00am PDT
for the referees and the nfl! how about it! they finally had to get together and resolve this damn thing. fans wouldn't take it any longer. what do you say? good to see you people. here on this thursday, september 27. welcome to the "full court press." here on current tv for the next three hours. on your local progressive talk radio show for the next three hours on sirius x.m. this hour only. good to have you with us wherever you happen to be in this great country of ours. we're coming to you live coast-to-coast from our nation's capital, washington, d.c. where you'll find us right in the heart of the action, right here on capitol hill, just down the street from the united states capitol building, in the shadow of the capitol dome. good to see you today. you're looking good. and i know you're ready to jump into the big stories of the day. we'll give you a chance to do so. and love to hear from you at -- both on politics and on football and anything else at 1-866-55-press. that is our toll free number. team press stan
Sep 25, 2012 7:00pm EDT
. everyone this is the kudlow report tonight. replacement referees in the nfl fans, players and politicians say this has to end take a listen. >> did you guys watch that game last night? >> i mean, give me a break. it is time to get the real refs and you know what, it remains me of president obama and the economy. if you can't get it right it is time to get out. >> the league is being put to the test of whether the nfl shield is truly bullet proof or will the $10 billion brand take a big hit and whether the ref's union to blame. fran tarkenton joins me to tell me what is going on. police clash with protesters and fire rubber bullets into the crowd. the protests seem to worry investors here as stocks slid late in the day the dow well 101 points. media jumped all over romney's remark. you hear very little when his opponent makes the gaff. is obama giving him a free ride? ann coulter is going to weigh in. the candidates are laying out their vision of the economy and the world. >> good evening. >> good evening, larry, foreign policy took front stage in the national campaign today as both candid
Sep 27, 2012 4:00am EDT
>>> this morning, game on. >> breaking news overnight. feeling the pressure from fans, the nfl reaches an agreement with its referees. details still being worked out. also, reaction from players and fans flooding twitter overnight. >>> mitt romney, heading to another must-win state today. facing tough questions from our david muir about that video and disappointing, new numbers. >>> air scare. hundreds of passengers bracing for a crash. a critical problem with the plane's landing gear. but then, a miracle. >>> and is one of the 20th century's enduring mysteries about to be solved? police planning to dig up a suburban driveway in the search for jimmy hoffa. >>> good thursday morning, everybody. we begin with the big, breaking news. the nfl and its referees have struck a deal, ending that lockout that put substitute refs in the game. >> now, the two sides finally settled after a controversial play turned the labor dispute into a national punch line. we begin with abc's tahman bradley. >> a deal is done. >> reporter: regular nfl officials return to work tonight, after their union
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